With many businesses now considering reopening their offices, it’s important to plan and prepare thoroughly for this return. While everyone’s situation is unique, keeping the following four components in mind while evaluating your plan can help you to anticipate any obstacles and help you to prepare your office for a post-Covid-19 world.
According to a poll of 1,000 working adults, conducted by YouGov for the CIPD, 44% reported feeling anxious about the prospect of going back to work. Thorough planning and preparation can alleviate many employee concerns, enabling them to focus on the task in hand, and not on the global health crisis.
Practising social distancing should still be of utmost importance. Your goal is to create a safe environment for all employees, so be prepared to make changes to workstations, desk arrangements and conference rooms to ensure your team can abide by social distancing guidelines.
Although your office may be open, it’s likely that your workforce will consist of remote workers for some time to come, so don’t abandon all work-from-home set-ups just yet. Ensure that you have the technology in place for your employees to work safely and effectively – be that cloud-based systems for remote workers, to Bluetooth hands-free devices such as headsets to minimise use of touchpoints for in-office workers. Get in touch with your Technology Solutions Partner for assistance with your technology needs.
Once your people, workplace, and technology are in order, it’s time to focus all efforts on your customers. You and your team can play a critical role in helping your customers feel comfortable to conduct business with you now that global health crisis restrictions have been lifted.
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